Synopses & Reviews
Simple. Elegant. Romantic. These fabric-covered boxes decorate a house wonderfully, make great gifts...and provide the perfect hiding place for precious love letters, trinkets, and keepsakes! They're simple to do, and oh-so- pretty. Create any of the nearly 20 splendid boxes and variations. A "flower fairy" shines with a thin layer of iridescent gold paint, and a square poppies-and-roses box looks beautifully romantic and traditional; wire-edged ribbon, velvet leaves, and beads top it off; and an inside tray can hold jewelry and other small items. Each of three cube boxes features a different picture, or try a pansy box, with white eyelet lace, sheer lavender ribbon, and brass hearts. Wear your heart on a box edged with textured ribbon and rosettes. Assemble a box "For the One I Love"--it has ivory trim, antique gold metallic cord and braid, gold and rose silk floss, and mother-of-pearl buttons. You'll cherish every project, with its exquisite trimming and design. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK.
"...sequel to Hiney's earlier Making Decorative Fabric-Covered Boxes
...all the projects are new....boxes are made from scratch, enabling the crafter to create fanciful shapes...and cover them with fabric, lace, embroidery, or ribbon. Particularly interesting is a set of cottage boxes decorated with colored rubber-stamp house facades. Instructions and materials lists are given throughout. Suitable for public libraries..."--School Library Journal